Meet our New Tenant Ivan Quiroga

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The McAllen Creative Incubator, Welcomes Tenant!

Meet McA2’s newest and talented Tenant, Ivan Quiroga.  Ivan graduated from UTPA in 2014, he is a graphic designer & photographer.

“When I decided on my career choice, I was confident that I was equipped with great tools to take peoples ideas into digital platforms, to help promote their products and services.” Said Ivan,  “One of the most important things in my profession is to satisfy people and companies needs thru creative solutions, using digital tools.”

We are excited to see what new projects Ivan will bring about.  Mr. Quiroga is currently collaborating with a group of UTRGV artists, to bring about a fresh vibrant exhibit, that is sure to arouse the Artistic senses of our community.

If you wish to contact Ivan Quiroga, for help in promoting your business or a personal inquiry of his services, call 956-648-6259 or via email at ivanroq15@gmail.com

For more information on how to become a tenant at the Incubator contact Laura Robles at lrobles@visitmcallen.com or 956-687-2787. The McAllen Creative Incubator is located at 601 N. Main Street and strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, by engaging the art, business, creative communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a thought leader and a convener.

 

McAllen Chamber presents Community Classes at The Creative Incubator

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McAllen Chamber presents Community Classes at The Creative Incubator 

The McAllen Creative Incubator (McA2) is a department of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and exists to support and promote the arts within the community. McA2 has been in existence for over a decade and continues to support, promote and develop programs in support of the Cultural Arts.

Community Classes is a series of classes meant to engage adults in creative processes and to continue to expose residents to the cultural arts.  Our goal of the upcoming workshops, is to connect local artists’ portions of the community interested in arts related events, thereby building a stronger community.

Community Classes will offer:

Aerobics Fitness & Toning group training with Trey                        

Chinese Language                                                                                           

Crafts with Adriana (Bilingual/Bilingue)                                               

Drama Basics for Adults (Bilingual/Bilingue)                                        

English for beginners                                                                                   

Guitar/Guitarra (Bilingual/Bilingue)                                                      

Karaoke Club-Voice Instruction                                                                 

Motorcycle Safety & Certification                                                          

Photoshop I (Bilingual/Bilingue)                                                                

Poetry Writing                                                                                              

Principals of Drawing Instruction (Bilingual/Bilingue)                     

TAI CHI                                                                                                                

The Art of Autobiographical Writing                                                     

Vocal Coaching (Bilingual/Bilingue)                                                      

Yoga Class                                                                                                         

 As well as Spanish Courses:

El Arte De Hablar en Publico                                                                       

Manualidades con Nora Garza                                                                  

Principios de Dibujo-Instruccional                                                          

Taller de Composicion                                                                                

Teoria y Practica del Color                                                                         

Courses begin February 2017.  Register today at www.mcallenlearning.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Laura Robles, Cultural Arts and Incubator Coordinator
McAllen Creative Incubator
Phone:  956-687-2787
E-Mail:  lrobles@visitmcallen.com

MÉXICO + U.S.A. FRIENDS FOREVER Exhibit by Ernesto Cervantes

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MÉXICO + U.S.A. FRIENDS FOREVER

Born in Pharr, Texas and raised in Monterrey, México,  Ernesto Cervantes is an artist that has travel around México and the U.S. learning about their culture, traditions and appreciating their landscapes.

In his exhibition: México + U.S.A. Friends Forever, Ernesto brings us parts of these two worlds, their colors, their textures, their diversity; you will feel immersed as part of the journey. Through his photographs, you will appreciate similarities and contrasts of how this two great countries have grown together, like two great friends.

Jose Ernesto Cervantes
Photographer
956/310-3821
poemprod@gmail.com

Juego? Can I play? a short film

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JUEGO? (CAN I PLAY?) SYNOPSIS:
Two siblings visit their cousins. Joey goes to the park with her cousin and discovers a new world filled with friendship, fun and inclusion; while Angelina decides to stay home with her smartphone.

Juego? (Can I play?) is a shortfilm that promotes values such as acceptance, peace, diversity and friendship in a very entertaining way rescuing traditional Mexican and American games.

JUEGO? (CAN I PLAY?) SINOPSIS:
Dos hermanos van a visitar a sus primos. Joey sale a jugar al parque con su prima y descubre un mundo nuevo de amistad, diversión y aceptación; mientras Angelina prefiere quedarse en casa con su celular.

Juego? Es un cortometraje bilingüe que invita a los niños a jugar y promueve valores de aceptación, paz, diversidad y amistad de una manera muy divertida y rescatando juegos tradicionales mexicanos y americanos.

Jose Ernesto Cervantes
Photographer
956/310-3821
poemprod@gmail.com

Community Classes at the Incubator

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The McAllen Creative Incubator (McA2) is a department of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and exists to support and promote the arts within the community. McA2 has been in existence for over a decade and continues to support, promote and develop programs in support of the Cultural Arts.

The goal of the upcoming workshops, is to connect local artists’ portions of the community interested in arts related events, thereby building a stronger  community.

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Visit http://www.mcallenlearning.com/ for information and REGISTER TODAY!

Fausto Olguín to Exhibit his Art at the McAllen Creative Incubator

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Fausto Olguín magnifies the pictorial exhibition for the second time at the McAllen Creative Arts Incubator. He was born in 1945 and is originally from Mexico City.  A passionate & dedicated professional to the arts since 1970, Olgin, has participated in some workshops with teacher Rufino Tamayo as well as the Master Artist Luis Nishizawa. His works have been in a variety of galleries in Mexico City and its region.

Mr. Fausto, is now a permanent resident of the United States, and is introducing his work to the general public, for their consideration and enjoyment.

This November the Creative Incubator has the honor to exhibit Mr. Olguins art works for the McAllen community and nearby cities.  The Exhibition features a variety of techniques, media and interpretation.

His works will remain on display until the end of December in the Atrium of the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N Main Street in McAllen, Texas.

The Incubator is open from 9 am to 6 pm daily and admission is free. All art work on display is for sale, for more information about this exhibition, contact the artist Fausto Olguín at 956-569-5706.

The McAllen Creative Incubator welcomes the opportunity to help artist display their art. For more information on how to exhibit at the Incubator Gallery or Atrium contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787.

Join Us for Art Walk Nov 4th & enjoy the Mex Expo all weekend!

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The “Vibrant Heritage” Mexican Artisan Expo will be taking place at the McAllen Creative Incubator located at 601 N. Main St. from November 4-6, 2016. More than 70 artisans from various states in Mexico and Central America will showcase some of the best in clothing, crafts, candies that Mexico is renowned for. All products will be on sale to the public and distributors at great prices.

Some of the hand crafted products that will be showcased are hand crafted Talavera, textiles, oil paintings, silver jewelry, chaquira (beads), decorative candles, candies, moles and more.

Entrance to the Mexican Artisan Expo is free!save-the-date-november-2016

Friday, November 4th from 12:00pm–9:00pm 

Saturday, November 5th from 9:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, November 6th from 10:00am–6:00pm